Event Preview: Women’s 10m Platform

24th April 2014

Great Britain’s Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow both have realistic hopes of reaching the podium in the women’s 10m Platform on the final day at London Aquatics Centre.

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Couch has won two individual bronze medals at World Series level, the first in the final leg of last year’s Series in Guadalajara and the second with a World Series PB of 357.90 in Beijing this year.

Barrow has less experience in the individual event and only reached her first World Series final in Dubai but her fourth place finish at both the Europeans and World Champs in 2013 proved she is a force to be reckoned with.

Chen boasts an 100 per cent record at London Aquatics Centre, having won Olympic and World Cup gold here in 2012

China’s Liu Huixia is going for a hat-trick after winning the opening two legs in Beijing and Dubai. The 16-year old has only failed to win this event once from four attempts and that was on her debut at the UK leg in Edinburgh last year where she finished runner-up to compatriot Si Yajie.

In London, it will be a different teammate looking to deny her gold in the form of Chen Ruolin - the most decorated women's platform diver of the past five years.

While she is still only 21, Chen is Olympic champion from the past two Olympic Games, a two-time World Cup champion and individual World gold medallist from 2011.

She also boasts an 100 per cent record at London Aquatics Centre, having sauntered to the 10m and 10m Synchro titles at both the World Cup and Olympic Games in 2012.

Pandelela Rinong Pamg knows what it takes to reach the podium in London, having become Malaysia’s first female Olympic medallist when she won 10m bronze at London 2012.

Pamg is also in red-hot form, having finished runner-up to Liu in Beijing and Dubai this season for the second and third individual silvers of her World Series career.

Canada’s Roseline Filion is the only other diver to have reached the individual podium so far this season, having scooped the second bronze of her career in Dubai.

Filion's synchro partner Meaghan Benfeito is a three-time silver medallist in the individual 10m and finished fourth behind Filion in Dubai.

There is plenty of talent among the other entries, not least from Ukraine’s Yulia Prokopchuk who enjoyed the season of her life last year, winning European gold and World Championship bronze.

Her only World Series medal to date came in 2012 with silver in front of a home crowd in Moscow.

Mexico's 2009 world champion Paola Espinosa will compete individually from the 10m at a World Series for the first time in two years while Germany’s Maria Kurjo and USA’s Victoria Lamp are looking to break through in their maiden World Series seasons.

  • Start list is provisional and may be subject to changes.

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